gold rush settlers

Preserving the Pioneer Spirit

Mormon Battalion Ship Brooklyn Gold Rush Settlements
This website is dedicated to those stalwart early California pioneers of the late 1840’s and early 1850’s. It is intended to give proper recognition to the contributions made by them in settling and developing early California. It is hoped that this material will be a source of accurate historical information for teachers, Living History re-enactors, and to educate the public concerning their accomplishments.

Join us for our 2nd Annual California Pioneer History Day on Saturday, May 20, 2017!  Check out the details on this website or preview our event video on the Facebook California Pioneer Heritage Foundation page.

HISTORIC BUS TOUR on California History, June 3rd, 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

Take a Ride Through History

  • $40/seat; $45 with lunch (to cover tour costs). Starting on the lawn of Sutter’s Fort, going through Folsom, and ending in Coloma – covers regional historic events.  
  • Re-enactors, prizes, comfortable bus, brief shopping in Historic Folsom, and fun!!!
  • Call Sandra Lunceford 916-985-8984 before May 25th to reserve your seat.